Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

13
Jun
2012

Our common passion for cycling just might be a lot deeper than we all think.  I’m here to ponder how our love for the bike (and the wheel), likely dates back to the beginning of time.  (Note: This post isn’t intended to create an uproar about the creation of life on Earth….but it’s going to assume that there were in fact cavemen that roamed the lands thousands of years ago).

Okay, so according to the theory of cavemen what were the first two things ever invented?  Fire and the Wheel, right?  Now you can argue with me on this one if you like, but I’m putting out the idea that it is these two things that are in the very soul of each and every one of us.  It’s in our roots.  These two things are so much a part of us that it’s only when we are surrounded and immersed in them that we are taken back to our true nature and feel at home.

Think about how you feel when you’re sitting around a campfire.  You’re hypnotized and feel totally tranquil don’t you?  We’re taken back to the caveman days and sit there in amazement looking at the flames dancing around us.  The invention of fire was pretty darn amazing, and to this day it still holds us captive when we’re around it.

If you don’t see the connection between the invention of fire and how it’s still to this day a part of our soul, then I know you’re going to agree with this next one. The Wheel.  Yes, the wheel was the other famous invention by our caveman friends and this is another object that remains a true part of our being.  In my opinion, it explains our absolute love and passion for cycling.  Yep, those two wheels on a frame tie us into its creation and how it’s a part of our roots.  We were meant to be on wheels, and I don’t know about you but I would argue that those cavemen intended us to use this invention to ride bicycles.  You only have to look as far as that dude, Thor, from the B.C comic strip to see what the wheel was meant to be used for.

So there you have it.  Human beings were meant to ride bikes and enjoy campfires.  All of us here are on track, now what’s wrong with the rest of society?  They are missing out on the joys and fulfillment that comes by tapping fully into your roots.

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  • Dr. A

    I’ll buy almost any theory that has bicycles in it. However, it’s a crying shame that an otherwise fun article has to start out with a disclaimer to protect the author from the thunderous ignorance of radical religionists.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks, Dr. A….yeah, not sure that I needed to include the disclaimer but better to make things clear. Pretty sure I’d buy any theory with bikes in it as well.

  • http://twitter.com/Russ_Mullo Russ Mullo

    then modern man developed a brain and worked out 4 wheels are faster than two .. thank god evolution left so many simple minded less developed brains like ours to enjoy cycling :)

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Nice one, Russ. Yes, I’ll stick with the simple minded cycling crowd for sure….hahahaha.

  • bleh

    The wheel is a tool that makes life easier and more fun. Fire is a tool that makes life more likely. I’ve always felt the wheel is more akin to the drum and fire more akin to the ocean. The former makes me smile to be around the people who understand the love, while the latter causes deep and immediate peace that I can only relate to a deeply understood need. Without fire, without water, I wouldn’t survive. Without the wheel, life would be less interesting.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Very interesting comments….thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Starling/100001872662637 Stephen Starling

    Cool! Make the idea of a bike camping trip even more enticing!

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Totally, Stephen….I hope you guys are able to get out for some nice bike camping this summer.

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